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Police sergeant kills 3, self in Ketu, Lagos

Valentine Chinyem

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A Police sergeant simply identified as Sergeant Stephen James, killed three persons, after which he shot and himself on Saturday in an Hotel in Lagos.

The Hotel was identified as Paulson Hotel located on Anibaba Street in Ketu.

The Police Spokesman in Lagos, ASP Joe Offor, confirmed that the police sergeant acted on the influence of alcohol which was against the police act.

He said that under the Liquor Act, that nobody is supposed to sell alcohol to a policeman, adding that the Lagos State police command will prosecute the owner of the hotel.

Offor identified the irate policeman as being attached to MOPOL 22 on Oduduwa Street Ikeja, adding that the force is also investigating how the sergeant got to Ketu and who posted him to the area.

He said that the corpse of the slain persons have been deposited at Ikorodu General Hospital morgue.